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NEWS In pictures: Hurricane Michael hits Florida

NEWS In pictures: Hurricane Michael hits Florida

Hurricane Michael, the most powerful ever to hit north-west Florida, brought devastation as it made landfall in the US on Wednesday, packing winds of 155mph (250km/h). Satellite images show the level of destruction at Mexico Beach City Pier after Hurricane Michael (above) and how it looked before the storm (below). Inland from Mexico Beach, the…


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Hurricane Michael, the most powerful ever to hit north-west Florida, brought devastation as it made landfall in the US on Wednesday,packing winds of 155mph (250km/h).

NEWS Mexico Beach City Pier, satellite image taken on 11 October 2018

Satellite images show the level of destruction at Mexico Beach City Pier after Hurricane Michael (above) and how it looked before the storm (below).

NEWS Mexico Beach City Pier, satellite image taken before Hurricane Michael

Inland from Mexico Beach, the high winds ripped off roofs and scattered trees.

NEWS Inland from Mexico Beach

The storm was ranked four on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale and created a storm surge of 9ft (2.7m) which swept into the coast.

NEWS Waves crash into stilt houses along the shore at Alligator Point in Franklin County, FloridaImage copyright Reuters

Stilt houses along the shore at Alligator Point in Franklin County, Florida, were pummelled by strong waves as Hurricane Michael arrived.

NEWS A warehouse of boats is damaged at Treasure Island Marina after Hurricane Michael made landfall along the Florida Panhandle, 10 October 2018Image copyright Getty Images

In Panama City, a boat warehouse was left in ruins at Treasure Island Marina.

NEWS A man in Mexico Beach, Florida walks past a home that was knocked from its foundationImage copyright Getty Images

Homes and buildings on Florida’s coastline – like this one in Mexico Beach, Florida, were knocked off their foundations.

NEWS A man surveys his street in Mexico Beach, FloridaImage copyright Getty Images
Image caption A man surveys his street in Mexico Beach, Florida

Panama City was one of the worst-hit areas, with roofs torn from building and homes washed away.

NEWS Storm damage after Hurricane Michael, 10 October 2018Image copyright Getty Images

Devastation in Panama City included fallen lampposts that were snapped at their bases and streets covered with parts of buildings that had been ripped off.

NEWS A Panama City resident begins cleaning her home, which has had the roof blown off.Image copyright Getty Images

The storm quickly passed, allowing residents to begin cleaning and repairing their damaged homes in Florida as early as Thursday morning.

NEWS A man surveys the damage to his home, which now lacks a roof.Image copyright Getty Images

Some residents’ roofs blew away during the storm, completely soaking all of their family’s possessions.

NEWS Mexico Beach residents walk down a street on ThursdayImage copyright Getty Images

At least two fatalities occurred due to falling trees and structures.

NEWS A tree on a home in Mexico Beach, FloridaImage copyright Getty Images

A train in Panama City was flipped onto its side.

NEWS A train in Panama City, Florida was flipped onto its sideImage copyright Getty Images
NEWS A train in Panama City, Florida was flipped onto its sideImage copyright Getty Images

Some buildings were reportedly not built to withstand a storm above category three strength – when Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida, it was a category four storm.

NEWS A truck is seen below a partial collapsed wall after Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Florida, 10 October 2018Image copyright Getty Images

A kennel in Panama City that had taken in dogs and cats from fleeing residents had its roof and walls collapse, causing one cat to drown and two dogs to run away.

NEWS A collapsed kennel and two dogs in cages outside among the wreckage.Image copyright Getty Images

Inland trees were snapped by winds in Marianna, Florida.

NEWS Inland trees were snapped by winds in MariannaImage copyright Getty Images

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